These simple apple baskets are a fun Easter project for kids, and they’ll love eating them too (even though they’re healthy!). 

YIELD: 2 baskets

Recipe Development and Photography By: Williams-Raines


  • 2 Granny Smith apples
  • 6 oz of vanilla yogurt
  • Licorice or other rope candy
  • 1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • Jelly beans or Easter candy eggs

Apple Easter Baskets


  1. Cut the top 1/3 off the apple (dice the top up and mix it into the yogurt if desired). You may need to trim the bottom as well so the apple sits flat.
  2. Using a melon baller or small paring knife carve out the center of the apple, leaving a 1/8 inch rim around the sides.
  3. Cut a small notch on either side of the inside rim for the licorice handle, taking care not cut through to the skin.
  4. Fill the apple to the top with yogurt.
  5. Cut a strip of licorice for the handle and place it into the notches in the rim (the yogurt should help it stay in place as well).
  6. Top the yogurt with coconut and decorate with candies.
  7. Serve immediately or keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 or 4 hours.

Apple Easter Baskets

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